Thursday, December 5, 2013

Mom Recounts Using Medical Marijuana To Treat Her Son's Epilepsy

For nine years, Heather Jackson's son Zaki basically lived as a toddler. Zaki's epilepsy caused nearly nonstop seizures, rendering him incontinent and totally dependent on his mother. Today, his health has taken a complete turn for the better, thanks to an elixir called Charlotte's Web.

That's the name of a strain of medical marijuana being used to treat children with epilepsy. Jackson turned to the marijuana oil out of "sheer necessity" after countless attempts to help her son -- which included 17 pharmaceuticals, craniosacral therapy and chiropractic adjustments, among others -- failed to make a difference.

Zaki's seizures started when he was 4 months old and completely took over his life.

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